Week One will act as your introduction and orientation. It will also involve some essential training in basic Stoic concepts and techniques, which provide a foundation for the rest of the course. You’ll be practising a simple mindfulness meditation technique each day, to become more grounded in the “here and now”, while viewing your experiences from a detached perspective. You’ll also learn a quick and easy self-monitoring technique, which will contribute to your self-awareness and help you track your progress.
These exercises are supported by a special “Stoic Attitudes” audio recording, which you’ll listen to daily, to contemplate what it would be like to think and act like a Stoic. The central focus is on learning to distinguish more carefully between things that are “up to us” and those which are not.